Reading zones of SPS, SRS Libraries to remain open from 9 am-5 pm: Dir Libraries

Responding to the persistent demand of the students and other library users, the Department of Libraries and Research has decided to keep the reading zones in SPS Library Srinagar and SRS Library Jammu open beyond official working hours. “Reading Zone of SRS Library Jammu and SPS Library Srinagar shall remain open on all working days except gazetted holidays from 9 am to 5 pm observing COVID19 protocol,” said a circular issued by Director, Libraries and Research Muhammad Rafi.

In a separate order, Director Libraries and Research ordered that the reading rooms of District Library Srinagar and City Central Library be made operational immediately to facilitate the readers.

The issue had been flagged by the readers through the Lt Governor’s Grievance Cell and was also raised by them with the Secretary to the Government, Department of Culture, Sarmad Hafeez and District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary during their recent visit to the SPS Library.